News: Ice-T Catches Break On NY Suspended License Case, "I Never Broke The Law, I Had No Knowledge Of Any Suspension"
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 11:25AM
The charges against West Coast rap veteran Ice-T relating to a New York City arrest for driving with a suspended license last month have reportedly been dropped.
Details on a judge's ruling in Ice-T's favor landed on the Internet Tuesday (August 17) morning.
Rapper Ice-T will watch the traffic charges against him melt away when he steps into a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday, according to a published report. Now the tension has cooled, however, and Ice-T will get off the hook, a court source, who noted "he has to come in anyway," told The New York Post. The rapper, who plays the hard-hitting crime-fighting Detective Fin Tutuola on "Law & Order: SUV," showed up in court at 9 a.m. today, reports the Post. He was driving with his blonde, ahem, voluptuous wife Coco at the time of his arrest. (NBC New York)
Further reports revealed that the rapper was never notified about having his license suspended.
A judge dropped driving with a suspended license charges against the rapper and Law and Order star after discovering that he'd never been told about the suspension. "Like I said from the gate, I never broke the law. I had no knowledge of any suspension and that was why I was so angry," a grinning Ice-T said outside the courtroom after the judge dismissed two charges, a misdemeanor and infraction. The actor claimed that after moving to New Jersey and re-registering cars, neither he nor his wife were aware of his defunct driving status in New York State since 2008. (DNA Info)
The arrest took place in Manhattan around mid-July.
Ice was allegedly driving on a suspended license, pulled over for driving without a seat belt and taken into custody. Ice tweeted a while ago that he and Coco were taking their dog to the vet. Spartacus was having knee surgery. We're told Ice was processed at the 10th Precinct in Chelsea and released. (TMZ)
Additional reports suggested his insurance was not up-to-date when inspected by police.
Ice-T was arrested this morning in N.Y.C. for allegedly driving with a suspended license and not having up-to-date insurance, a police representative confirms to EW. The rapper-actor's arrest was first reported by TMZ, which said he was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt; the NYPD declined to provide EW any further details on the circumstances of his arrest. He has yet to be charged. (Entertainment Weekly)
Check out some recent footage of Ice-T down below: